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>>> up next on a second look, celebrating the life of dr. martin luther king and remembering the dark days of 1968 when americans saw not one but two great hopes for the nation assassinated. >>> also a white man raised in the segregated south with a lifetime dedicated to racial equality. >>> one small act of defiance led to one great movement for dignity. how the nation remembered rosa parks as she was laid to rest. >>> plus a look at great speeches that made an impact on history. >>> tomorrow is the day we celebrate the life of martin luther king jr. an event that shook the nation to its foundation and brought civil rights to the forefront of that year's presidential campaign. a gunman would assassinate reverent king then two months later, robert f. kennedy was shot and killed on the night he won the california primary. george watson brought us this report back in 1988. 20 years after the king assassination. >> like anybody i would like to live a long life, longevity has its place. but i'm not concerned about that now. i just want to do god's will. and he's allowed me to go
march on washington through prominent historian and martin luther king jr.'s papers. >> up next on booktv after words with guest host authors and play right janet langhart cohen. this week is dorian clayborne carson and "martin's dream" my journey and the legacy of martin luther king, jr.. in it he recalls his journey from teenage civil rights activist to his presence at the 1963 march on -- he includes encounters with the many leaders and organizers in the civil rights movement including stokely carmichael and the king family. it's about an hour. >> host: dr. carson thanks for joining me on after words. >> guest: it's my pleasure. >> host: your book, "martin's dream" is a memoir and a history book. in the book you talk about your personal journey and you are very candid about your life and you also cover new insights as a historian to the life and legacy of dr. martin luther king jr.. what prompted you to write the book this way? >> guest: well, i wanted to write about the martin luther king anniversary and 50 years of my life that came to light and his legacy and life coincides with m
your life, and you also cover new insights as a historian to the life and legacy of dr. martin luther king, jr.. what prompted you to write the book this way? >> guest: well, i wanted to write something for the anniversary and this is 50 years of my life and king's legacy and my life coincides with my coming of age, so part of it was to do those two tasks. i felt that my life had been connected to the king legacy, and i felt there was something about my life that needed to be told to understand how king impacted me and how i got involved in this amazing journey of editing team newspapers. >> host: its an excellent reading and you and buy your of the same generation, and why too was coming of age in the 60's. the book i might say was bittersweet to me because i knew dr. king, i knew him the last two years of his life and i am bitter because of the way that he was taken from us because of hatred in this country. i guess we can start at the beginning because the beginning of the but you were on the mall with dr. king and near the end you are near the mall again 50 years later with a monu
his latest, "martin's dream: my journey and legacy and martin luther king, jr.." and it he recounts his journey from teenage civil rights act to this present at the 1963 march on washington to editor of the attacking juniors papers. he includes encounters many leaders and organizers in the civil rights movement including ella baker, stokely carmichael and the king family. it's about an hour. >> thanks for joining man out her words. >> your boat, "martin's dream" is then no more an history book. in the book you talk about your personal journey and your very candid about your life. you also cover new insight as an historian to the life and legacy of dr. mart luther king junior. what prompted you to read the book this way? >> i wanted to write some thing to mark its 50th anniversary in business 50 years of my life, of king's legacy and his life coincided with my coming of age. so part of it was to do those two tasks. i felt i had connect it to the king legacy and yet i felt there was something about my life that needed to be told in order to understand how king impacted me and how i go
your life and cover new insights as a historian from the life and legacy of dr. martin luther king, jr.. what prompted you? >> guest: it is the 50th anniversary and it is 50 years of mine life of the king legacy and to my coming of age. part of it was to do the to tasks. that my life had been connected to the keying legacy -- king legacy and how king impacted me and i was involved with this amazing journey of editing king's papers. >> host: it is an excellent reid and we are of the same generation and i was also coming of age. it was bittersweet because i knew dr. king he was my mentor. but bitter because the way he was taken from us because of racial hatred. we can start at the beginning the kids you're on the mall with dr. king and at the end you were there again with 50 years later with the monument you help to design. >> guest: and coming back for important occasions. i only lived in washington a short time but the mall had a great symbolic meaning and sentimental. >> host: it is a beautiful city. 19 years ago, the march on washington where he gave the speech i have a dream. how di
. stevie wonder, a man who has personified not only the obamas, but also martin luther king day, bought he was one of the people who got the day created in the first place and made martin luther king's birthday a national holiday. i talked to him about that, about the first couple, about gun control, about many things. a fascinating few minutes with a living musical legend. >> stevie wonder, how are you? >> great. how are you? >> is that your british accent? >> i was born in england, actually. i louvre e moved to the states. >> this is a huge night. and for you, i guess, a very special day. you campaigned very hard to have a national holiday on martin luther king day. this is that day, and it's the day that barack obama is inaugurated again. how do you feel today? >> very excited, very, very happy. i feel like there's so many things that i envisioned, that i saw, and those things are happening, coming true. the only thing i'm hoping for is that we truly will get people together. you know, sometimes i wish we could have even more than a democratic party and republican party, a united party.
weekend started with a day of service to honor dr. martin luther king jr. president and mrs. obama rolled up their sleeves today with 500 volunteers at an elementary school in northeast. vice president joe biden and his wife jill prepared care packages at the national guard armory for u.s. troops and first responders. on the national mall, a day of service summit just wrapped up a f few minutes ago. >> jim, darkness is set unwilling here now on the national mall. but today volunteers in the big white tent behind me were lighting up the place. thousands of people poured through the national day of service tent headquarters already to volunteer like jennifer artist and her two sons of little river, maryland. >> it's important to have my children with me because they get to see the importance of serving others. and we're also celebrating martin luther king's day and this is something that he would want us to do as well. >> how about 100 public and private, local and national groups of all types offered volunteer encouragement. what is best buddies? >> best buddies creates opportunities for f
of belonged to martin luther king. >>> big days ahead, and i am jealous, because wendy rieger had the chance to touch lincoln's bible. >>> we have got fog this morning -- just kidding. that was last sunday. no fogfest here. did i trick you, chuck? >> don't scare me. we have been baby sitting the forecast very carefully with everybody coming into town, and with the fog bank last week i don't want to hear the word "fog" for a while. and for early morning joggers and walkers and people heading out to the services, temperatures are in the 30s near 40 degrees, and very mild by january standards. and a breeze has windchills in the low to mid-30s, and there's a touch of bundle up factor and not all that cold. and up in the low 50s for a time today, we will see clouds on the increase and it's going to be a breezy day today. cold front number one, that will be the breeze and the beginning of the cooldown. how much cooler? may see snow flurries on the parade tomorrow ahead of the true arctic air. our coldest air in more than two years coming our way for the rest of the week coming up. >>> right now, g
. >> as we prepare to honor dr. martin luther king jr. students are getting a lesson in history where in the same spot that history was made. >> we're at the steps of the lincoln memory youm. >> the fifth graders were in final rehearsal. ♪ for the nineth year the whole school was getting ready by singing songs and reciting his "i have a dream" speech. >> one day this nation will rise up. >> i have a dream that little black boys and black girls -- >> he really likes this. >> it has so much symbolism and it is a nice way to celebrate martin luther king's birthday. >> the kids look forward to it every year. >> people have been free from, you know, segregation but we're really not free because there is still hate in the world and stuff. ♪ >> perhaps that is part of the dream too for these kids, a chance to rise above hate in the company of great men. it was 150 years ago that lincoln signed the emancipation proclamation and 50 years ago from martin luther king's speech. a big day. sam ford, abc 7 news. >> thank you for that sam. that is going to do it
martin luther king, jr.. an event starts at 10:00, just about now, just outside the capitol building. you can see that event live on c-span. we will see you tomorrow. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] >> this weekend's c-span we can near duration starts at the state service event. booths and volunteers passing of information about organizations looking for volunteer help. we wait to hear from former first daughter chelsea clinton. c-span's cameras will be captured in the sights and sounds around the nation's capital today. this actinic of the first lady michelle obama, along with her daughters will be attending -- this afternoon, the first lady michelle obama, lawless daughters will be attending any event. [no audio] >> in the day of service tent, the honorary chair of the committee is chelsea clinton. we expect to hear from her shortly, along with actress eva long gloria -- eva longoria. bo biden is another speaker we will hear from today. he is under rock war veteran. he is the son of vice president joe biden
is pausing to pay tribute to martin luther king jr. community leaders and celebrities got a jump on things in washington with an annual wreath laying ceremony. >>> and many americans honor dr. king today by spending their holiday in a day of service, volunteering to help the needy. the park service pays tribute by offering free admissions to all 393 national parts today. the president and first lady saying there's no better way to honor his legacy than to help out the less fortunate. >>> the super bowl matchup is set. a family affair you could call the har-bowl, pitting jim harbaugh against his older brother, which i can't know, john, head coach of the baltimore ravens. >> going to be a good one. in the nfc, the 49ers overcame a 17-0 deficit against the dirty birds of atlanta. they finally locked it up for good in the fourth quarter when quarterback colin kaepernick found frank gore who rushed into the end zone. quite a game. >> in the afc, baltimore ravens quarterback joe flacco threw three touchdowns in the second half. the final blow was when the ravens' carey williams picked off tom br
. president obama will place his hand on two bibles in fact. martin luther king jr.'s, as well as his political hero's bible, abraham lincoln. >> after his inauguration speech, the president and first lady will make the traditional walk down pennsylvania avenue toward the white house. >> ahead of today's ceremonies, the president and first lady made the rounds in washington. they told a crowd that the celebrations are about the country and its citizens, not the election results. also vice president joe biden and his family greeted supporters at the latino inaugural party. >> hundreds of thousands are gathering on the national mall to see history being made. >> and while officials say right now there is no credible threat, security, as you can imagine, is once again extremely tight. >> reporter: they will be everywhere, snipers dotting roof tops, the coast guard patrolling waterways, military fighter jets enforcing a no-fly zone. 13,000 security personnel blanketing the washington mall. >> protecting an event this large, this complex with this number of people coming requires a lot of
a ticket. >> one featured float will pay tribute to the late dr. martin luther king jr. of course, this is the holiday observing his work here in the united states. also, you should look out for another float that honors the tuskegee airmen and features a replica of a plane flown in world war ii. >> lots of floats and local band. a great parade. >> absolutely. it's 6:07 right now. still ahead, pay close attention to the moment he put his hand on the piebible. why has so much meaning. >>> team coverage of the trip into town. >> if you are heading to the parade today, we want to hear from you. tweet us at nbc washington or send us a picture on instagram. add the ha >>> you may notice the president placing his hand on two bibles. that's because the president is using the bible abraham lincoln used for his inauguration in 1861 and dr. martin luther king jr.'s personal bible. today is martin luther king jr. day. both bibles will be stacked on top of each other for today's ceremony. >> incredible historic value from those two bibles. >>> 6:11 is our time. that means it's time for weathe
still have enough in the tank to be number one. it has that martin luther king holiday coming up. and i think these three movies could kind of all split. we are going to see if whalberg, probably that "contraband" success from last january can get a good number. the return of arnold schwarzenegger in "the last stand." we will see if he's got any bite. i think that might be the low number this weekend. and the horror movies, "mama," we saw "texas chainsaw" and whatnot this month. a horror movie, people will show up for it in january. so, i think "mama" might do pretty well. > you do. ok. because if it's a flop that could maybe hurt jessica chastain? > > i don't think it is going to necessarily be a flop, but usually when you have got a fresh oscar nominee and they have a movie that comes out in between the actual matt cavanaugh of cmz trading joins us now for an early look at intel ahead of earnings. what do you think matt? > > well, a lot of people are going to have their eyes focused on intel. intel is trading kind of near the bottom of its 52-week range. not a lot is expected as far a
in the 1953 march on washington to a prominent historian and editor of martin luther king jr.'s papers. it's this weekend. debt deal entries with your message to the president are now doing. get them into c-span by this friday for your chance of the grand prize of $5,000. there's $50,000 in total prize s. -- prizes. >> washington journal continues. host: scott rigell 6 on the on the armed services committee and the budget committee. you're talking about the debt ceiling debate. wall street journal says that president obama has escalated the fight. let me show you a little of what he said. [video clip] >> if congressional republicans refuse to pay america's bills on time, social security checks and veterans' benefits will be delayed. we might not be able to pay our troops or honor our contracts with small business owners, food inspectors, air traffic controllers, specialists who track down loose nuclear materials would not get their paychecks, investors around the world will ask if the united states of america is a safe bet. markets could go haywire. interest rates would spike for anyone wh
, by activism and blood and above all, from john adams to elizabeth stand ton to martin luther king, by a stubborn adherence to a notion that we are all created equal and we deserve nothing less than a great republic worthy of our consent. the theme of this year's inaugural is, faith in america's future. the perfect embodiment of this unshakable confidence in the ongoing success of our collective journey is an event from our past. i speak of the improbable completion of the capitol dome and capping it with a statue of freedom which occurred 150 years ago in 1863. when abraham lincoln took office two years earlier, the dome above us was a half-built eyesore. conventional wisdom was that it should be left unfinished until the war ended. given the travails and financial needs of the times. but to president lincoln, the half-finished dome symbolized a half-divided nation. lincoln said, if people see the capitol going on, it is a sign we intend the union shall go on. so despite the conflict which engulfed the nation and surrounded the city, the dome continued to rise. on december 2nd, 18
are closed for the martin luther king, jr., holiday, so we're looking at american innovation and competitiveness. join us for this "n.b.r." special edition: "u.s. innovation." >> tom: a rebound in the housing market and a multitude of new models may help truck sales to their best year since the financial crisis. new trucks unveiled at the north american international auto show in detroit this week aren't just more powerful, they're also more fuel efficient and loaded with new technology. ruben ramirez reports. >> reporter: if 2012 was the year of the fuel efficient "green car," 2013 is shaping up to be the year of the truck. the big three-- gm, ford and chrysler-- all are out with new 2013 models or concept pickups that will start hitting showrooms over the next few years. the three are fierce competitors in the full-size pickup segment where profit margins are larger compared to cars. jeffries auto analyst peter nesvold says automakers make $12,000 to $15,000 in profit for each full-size truck they sell. >> to put that into perspective, small cars might be anywhere from $2,0
to see this service day, both to honor the memory of martin luther king junior and also a tradition we hope will live on and become part of inaugurations regardless who is in our position in four years. one more event on saturday evening, the kids' inaugural children's concert. this was started by dr. biden and first lady michelle obama. an extension of their work they have done through the joining forces initiative to help honor and support military families and will take place at the convention septemberer, which is where both balls will take place. we will put out details of talent. we have put out an initial list of talent that will be appearing at the balls on monday night and the kids' concert. this is a logistical lift to get that all pieced together as a puzzle and we hope by friday to announce which acts will be appearing. over half of the audience will be made up of military kids and this is a great place to honor the men and women and families that support them. on tuesday, jumping ahead, there will be the traditional prayer service taking place at the national cathedral. th
of the martin luther king, junior holiday next monday, there will be free admission at all national parks. the free day covers all of the national park services, 398 property the nationwide -- properties nationwide. at yosemite that's a savings of $20 per car. the rangers say winter is a beautiful time to come visit. >>> tributes are pouring in for conrad baine. >> the fact is, i adopted willis and arnold because they are great kids and i love then. >> he was best known for portraying mr. drumand, the father who adopted two african- american brothers. todd bridges says this is one of the most heartwrenching days of his life. the show was a family comedy that tack. ed social issues in its time. >>> "american idol" was in new york for the season 12 and the big apple delivered big voices ♪ when you're down in trouble and you need some love and care ♪ >> all right. 41 people survived the new york auditions and they will go now go -- they will go to hollywood. many others didn't make the cut but still provided a lot of entertainment for the judge the ♪ let me be the one -- >> i don't kno
for us. we opened on martin luther king jr. day monday, the ceremonial ribbon cutting, open to the public. but this is the first big concert with a cavalcade of stars. >> hot ticket? >> sold out for several months now. >> reporter: musicians who cross over genres, like the police drummer, stewart copeland who has gone on to create tv soundtracks. >> you get to be a rule breaker. >> absolutely. and people pay good money for you to play. >> reporter: bill cosby emceed tonight's concert. the people listening heard the work of a man they didn't see. sam birko designed the acoustics. >> jazz ensembles are much smaller, so we do more defusing of sounds, scattering. >> reporter: if you're not a fan of jazz, the former owner of the keystone jazz club says from swing to blues, there's something for everyone. >> everyone loves jazz, they just don't know it yet. >> reporter: she's a grammy award winning prosecutor a couple of years -- grammy award winner from a couple of years ago for best new artist. >>> san francisco police released new video tonight from a pair of robbery pharmacies. you can see
in the realm of the republic is justice and peace. as your servants, the reverend dr. martin luther king jr. said from this very pulpits in his very last sunday sermon, we must all learn to live together as brothers and sisters, or we will all perish together as fools. we confess this day that we are tired, in a single garment of destiny. hot up in an inescapable network of destiny. what affects one directly affects all indirectly. this day we recommit ourselves to building the beloved community. gracious god, bless our president, barack obama, our vice president, joseph biden, and their families with good health and every spiritual grace. bless our congress and our courts. bless these united states of america. transform the jangling discourse of our nation into a beautiful symphony of the human family. through us, made the earth and all the families of the earth be blessed. to the god who loves us into freedom and freeze us into loving. -- frees us into loving, we offer this prayer. amen. [applause] ♪ >> next, from the national review summit, remarks from senator ted cruz. in a roundtabl
in the 1963 march on washington to prominent historian and editor of martin luther king jr.'s papers. it's part of three days of booktv this weekend monday featuring authors and books on the inauguration, president obama and martin luther king jr. >>> this coming sunday president obama will officially be sworn into office in a privateer isny at the white house. live coverage will start at 10:30 eastern time along with your phone calls. and then monday it's the public inaugural ceremonies including the swearing-in at noon eastern, the inaugural luncheon and the afternoon parade along pennsylvania avenue. and throughout the day we will take your phone calls and comments on facebook and twitr. live coverage starts at 7 a.m. ian on c-span, c-span radio and c-span.org. >>> last week the supreme court heard argument on the issue of whether police officers can force suspected drunk drivers to give a blood sample without first obtaining a warrant. the case, missouri v. mcfoley, pits -- mcneely is in the 4 amendment's ban against unreasonable searches and seizure. >> we'll hear argument first thi
and freedom, jobs was number one. before martin luther king gave the i have a dream speech in washington, he gave to the a.f.l.c.i.o. in 1961. we don't need two movements. if you would agree to desegregate unions, we would have one movement. they rejected him and rejected that offer. andy young tells a story in the introduction to a book called "the closing door" and he says, you know, after king was assassinated, the johnson administration came with affirmative action and at the time, you may have read if not remembered, the civil rights movement, martin luther king had turned to full employment and poor people's campaigns as a principal demand. and the johnson administration, rather than coming up with full employment came up with affirmative action. you won't see eyes on the prize, black people marching on the street demanding affirmative action. they were demanding full employment and trying to reach out to whites, latinos, native americans, that was the division. when affirmative action happened, we knew it would only help the upper middle class within the black community, a very small
the quality of life of workers in this country. and there is a new civil rights battle in a town where martin luther king first marched almost 50 years ago. some workers at this nissan plant in canton, mississippi, they want to vote. they want to organize. now a coalition of activist workers, students, and clergy members have joined forces in the community to make sure that thousands of employees get a chance to be heard. now some of the workers say the supervisors hold anti-union meetings. the workers just want to hear from the pro union side so they can have a fair vote. that's all they want to do is vote. the naacp has been involved for months on this issue. 70% of the workers at the canton plant are african-american. representative bennie tom addressed the issue back in june. >> in america, being able to decide whether or not you want representation is a fundamental a political principle of human rights, civil rights and democracy. >> this same week those same civil rights organizers held another news conference, of all places, they're serious, they went all the way to detroit. the detroi
to a prominent historian and editor martin luther king jr.'s papers. it's part of three days of "book tv" this weekend. on monday. washington journal continues. host: we're back with the house democrat -- with the top democrat on the house ways and means committee, sander levin. you said you're not confident that tax reform will happen in 2013. guest: because so much is happening. the way the republicans are threatening to use the debt ceiling delays everything and it puts the perspective in the wrong place. i think it is a serious mistake for them to even think about that. you were talking earlier about the articles this morning saying how dangerous it is to use the debt ceiling to essentially put the full faith and credit of this country in real jeopardy. so i very concerned about the consequences of doing that or even threatening to do it immediately and, also, it really shifts the focus, instead of it being on the debt ceiling, it should be elsewhere, including tax reform. host: tax reform does not happen in 2013. guest: it may not happen. host: what is the impact of that, what is th
, the nation will celebrate the inauguration of martin luther king's birthday. monday also marks 2.5 year anniversary of the enactment of the dodd-frank act. to commemorate the occasion, i would like to take a few moments to talk about the act, specifically with this allocation of resources and opportunity cost that have arisen from the many false assumptions underlying the act. and how they continue to impact the commission's everyday efforts to carry out its mission to protect investors and maintaining fair quarterly and efficient markets and you can say this about the dodd-frank act. it is a perfect example of not letting it good practice for weeks. indeed, the act is a model of a new paradigm of legislation. the core concept in this case, regulatory reform, overwhelmed of wish list items. what continues to amaze me that the act is not only what it covers in its many pages, but the crucial regulatory issues. the juxtaposition of the two is daunting. it talks about the full disclosure rules from the congo mineral harvest. it can be a ticking timebomb of senate race. that leaves the refo
. obama will be in the foreground but martin luther king jr. is the back drop >> i have a dream that one day on the red hills of georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood. i have a dream. >> reporter: i've heard people explain that president obama is the fulfillment of dr. king's dream. well not exactly. obama might be a good downpayment but he is not the full filthment of king's dream. we're still a long way away from that. the interrelated triple threat of poverty, mill tearism and racism that king talked about still looms large in a yet deeply divided america. in the spirit of m.l.k., it's time for president obama to deliver a major policy speech on the eradication of poverty in america. he ought to tell us how the richest nation in the history of the world is going to convert the scourge of poverty. in the spirit of m.l.k., president obama should rethink the random use of his favorite weapon the unmanned aerial vehicle better known as drones which have killed too many innocent women and children
. >> just gorgeous ensembles. we're all talking style today. a lot of people know that martin luther king and malcolm x were certainly huge and symbolic leaders of the civil rights movement. they were not friendly in life. but their two widows forged an intensely deep friendship. and i don't think a lot of people know that. >> right. i didn't know, either. that's what drew me to the story. the fact that they were friends. and they look at the bigger picture to, you know, live out their husbands' legacies to keep the dream alive, so to speak. and they didn't fight. they just -- >> because martin was peaceful to gandhi. and malcolm x., fiery. you know, by any means necessary. so, you know, whatever public was attracted to, you had y you sides you could go to. but they lived beyond that. >> exactly. the two women actually forged a really deep and intimate bond, not the least of which, they were both widows. they both lost their husbands violently. >> they had that deeply in common. they had families to raise. they were committed to the movement, and to the community, and to the struggle, i t
on washington to prominent historian and editor of martin luther king jr.'s papers. it's part of three days of booktv this weekend, monday featuring authors and books on the inauguration; president obama and martin luther king jr. >> yesterday sander levin, the ranking member on the house ways and means committee finish the committee responsible for writing tax legislation -- talked about prospects for tax and entitlement reform in the 113th congress. speaking at an event hosted by the christian science monitor, this is just over an hour. >> okay, folks, let's get ourselves going here. thanks for coming. i'm dave cook from the monitor. welcome to our first breakfast of the new year. our guest this morning is representative sander levin of michigan, ranking member of the house ways and means committee. this is his first visit with our group, and we welcome him. he's a detroit native, earned his bachelor's degree at the university of chicago, a master's in international relations from columbia and a law degree from harvard. he was elected to the michigan state senate in 1964 and served as the
, participate in the 1963 march on washington to prominent historian and editor of martin luther king, jr.'s papers. it's part of three days of the booktv this weekend. >> next, secret and exchange commission chair dan gallagher shares his ideas for reforming the dodd-frank financial regulation law. also talks about the commission's 2013 agenda. mr. gallagher was asked of the securities and exchange commission commissioner, appointed by president obama and took office in 2011. this was hosted by the u.s. chamber of commerce but it is just under an hour. >> good afternoon. thank you for joining us. i'm david hirschmann, president and ceo of capital markets compared is here at the u.s. chamber of commerce. our work was one over six years ago before the financial crisis because at the time on a bipartisan basis a group of folks that we had commissioned together told us that the financial regulatory structure served his country well for 75 years was no longer working. that it was out of date, that they were too many gaps, too many layers, and that somebody should get around doing financial re
on the inauguration, president obama and martin luther king jr. >> representative mike thompson of california chairs a democratic task force that's examining gun violence. one of the group's public meetings was last week in santa rosa, california and congressman thompson was joined by mental health and education officials. this is a little less than three hours. >> i do have the pleasure of introducing congressman mike thompson. he was first elected to the united states congress in 1998. mike serves on the subcommittee on health and subcommittee on select revenue measures within the committee on ways and means as well as being the ranking member of the subcommittee on terrorism, human intelligence, analysis and counterintelligence and the subcommittee on oversight all within the permanent select committee on intelligence. congressman thompson is a combat veteran. he was a staff sergeant platoon leader in vietnam with the 173rd airborne of the united states army. he also was a purple heart recipient. mike has a reputation for problem solving, for reaching across the aisle. he's been a great asset for
torian and editor of martin luther king jr.'s papers, part of booktv this weekend, monday, featuring authors and books on the inauguration, president obama, and martin luther king, jr.. >> why did you write a book about your experience? >> it was an important period of history, of i felt that the fdic's speer techive should be brought to bear. there was other accounts of the crisis that i thought were not completely accurate, especially in terms of what we did and what i did so i thought it was important for the historical record to present our perspective, and, also, i think, currently for people to understand there were different policy options and disagreements and if we want to prevent this crisis from happening, there had to be interests, educate themselves better, make it an issue, and i try hard to make the book accessible and take seriously. >> the former head of the finance cooperate on the government's role in the country's worst financial crisis since the dpreption. her book is "bull by the horns," sunday eight -- sunday night at eight on c-span's q&a. >> several corporate
the inauguration. president obama, and martin luther king jr. >> every weekend latest nonfiction authors and books are featured on booktv. you can see past programs and schedules our website and you can join in the conversation on social media sites. >> congress talked about avoiding the death sequester. congressman levin is the ranking member on house ways and means committee. is that this is sponsored by the christian science monitor. it is one hour. >> thank you for coming. i am david cote from the monitor. our guest this morning is representative sander levin of. he is a detroit native. he has a masters in international relations from harvard and was elected to the michigan state senate in 1964 and service the senate minority leader. under the current administration he was under the agency for international development and was elected to the house in 1980 to four years after his brother carl was elected to the senate. in march 2010, he won the battle of chairman of the ways and means committee. there is no embargo and breakfast is over except that c-span has agreed not to use video of the sess
true. i mean, we all are created equally. but my question for mr. obama is he swore, he used martin luther king's traveling bible, and he swore on lincoln's bible also. correct? host: that is what i heard. caller: my question to you is, did he read either of those two blocks and comprehend what he wrote? when he said that everybody should have a chance, why is he abortion? give that child a chance. am i correct? host: what does that mean it to you? caller: let's get rid of abortion. the gaze he spoke about, he did not comprehend what he read in the bible. maybe he needs help in that area. and every man is equal. let's give these children who are aborted, let's no longer let it go on. let's give them a chance. correct? host: ok, patricia. we will go to mary and next. caller: i thought he did a great speech yesterday. i think what a lot of people are missing the point on was he was not just talking about his next four years. he was talking about a long-term vision, such as we are going to have to address climate change. he was also talking about things that are in our way now that if
change an issue he's hardly mentioned in recent years and on the birthday of dr. martin luther king jr. he equated the struggle for gay rights with the struggle for civil rights. >> our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. >> reporter: at the luncheon which followed a more bipartisan tone. speaker of the house john boehner presented the president with a gift and good wish. >> in the spirit of harmony i'm proud to present the flag that flew over this battalion of democracy today to president barack obama and vice president joe biden, and to you gentlemen i say, congratulations, and godspeed. >> reporter: the most poignant picture of the day was this the president going inside from the west front of the capitol, pausing and turning for one last look down the vast expanse of the national mall. another thing he thought he might not see, some daylight on the debt limit fight. republicans said monday they would vote tomorrow to raise the debt limit for three months that delays at least for a while anothe
to double down, he's going to have two bibles, one from abraham lincoln and martin luther king. >> well done, but as i said in god we trust, one nation under god out of our constitution, and get rid of it altogether and if you believe what these activists believe, that is that this is bad for our country. but you know, with the president doing the two bibles, mike, i think it's a wonderful thing he's doing it, but if you take the bibles and rip the pages out of them and that's what we're doing in our culture, we still believe in the bible, but nothing that's said within it. it's like a tabernacle with no eucharist, like a church without pews. worship without any liturgy whatsoever and that's what we're doing, we're emptying all of these good things of their meaning and when we do, when we empty them, that topples and-- >> and when you remove god from the equation, again the church is, i mean, rather the state is the final north on everything. there's no appeal beyond the government. and that's what some people want. >> and our founders of our country and the great tradition of the united sta
of america or is this more about saying, my hand is on president lincoln and martin luther king's bible. this stack of bibles. i will make my statement about what i believe and look out on this millions of people, this throng and remember this forever. it's not about remembering this forever. it's about what we're going to do to make our country safe over the next four years. and then to say, well, you know, we can't be in a perpetual state of war. it says to me that there is a lack of understanding about the great terroristic threat that we face in this united states. and to say, well, that's the old way in america. it was disconcerting to say the least. >> steve: sure. it was very clear he was going to push his very left agenda. but you know what? there is some on the right who say that this could backfire on him because if you remember in 2009, he took office. he's a democrat. he had the white house. they had the senate and the house as well. they pushed through the stimulus and pushed through health care using a nuclear option and what happened in the mid terms? the democrats got sh
to stop this epidemic of violence. i end with a quote by martin luther king. our lives begin to end the day we remain silent on things that matter -- our future, our lives, our children matter." this letter is signed by families of seven of the people killed in aurora. this is a tough issue for all of us. there are constitutional implications for all of this. our responsibility as representatives and senate stores are to be advocates for the people we represent. we do not want to trample on second amendment rights. we believe that those rights exist to self-defense, hunting, sporting, but we have to do something about these mass killings. it is our responsibility. thank you for bringing it forward. thank you. [applause] >> good morning. i represented connecticut's fifth district. as a new member of congress who got started as a pta mom, a first grade room parent, this was an unbelievably difficult situation to walk into. i want to talk about the cost of inaction. rob is a volunteer firefighter. many generations in the small community of sandy hook. his wife, they have two children a
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